1984 West Dorset District Council election
← 1983 3 May 1984 (1984-05-03) 1986 →

18 of 55 seats (one third) to West Dorset District Council
28 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Ind
Con
All
Party Independent Conservative Alliance
Seats before 30 15 6
Seats won 9 7 0
Seats after 28 17 6
Seat change Decrease 2 Increase 2 Steady
Popular vote 2,484 4,812 2,311
Percentage 21.8% 42.2% 20.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
IndC
Lab
Party Ind. Conservative Labour
Seats before 3 1
Seats won 1 1
Seats after 3 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote N/A 1,793
Percentage N/A 15.7%

Council control before election

Independent

Council control after election

Independent

The 1984 West Dorset District Council election was held on Thursday 3 May 1984 to elect councillors to West Dorset District Council in England. It took place on the same day as other district council elections in the United Kingdom. One third of seats were up for election.

The 1984 election saw the Independent councillors lose seats but maintain their majority control on the Council.

Ward results

Beaminster

Beaminster[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent A. Hudson * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 2,794
Independent hold

Bridport North

Bridport North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. Baker 703 46.3 +13.7
Labour D. Cash * 502 33.0 +2.9
Alliance R. Draper 315 20.7 –16.6
Majority 201 13.3 N/A
Turnout 49.1 –18.4
Registered electors 3,096
Conservative gain from Labour

Bridport South

Bridport South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent C. Samways * 551 60.4 N/A
Conservative D. England 361 39.6 N/A
Majority 190 20.8 N/A
Turnout 37.0 N/A
Registered electors 2,465
Independent hold

Burton Bradstock

Burton Bradstock[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent R. Bailey * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,137
Independent hold

Caundle Vale

Caundle Vale[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent N. White * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,048
Independent hold

Charminster

Charminster[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B. Woodhouse 385 63.0 +23.6
Alliance G. Halliwell 188 30.8 +12.5
Independent L. Cobold 38 6.2 N/A
Majority 192 32.2 N/A
Turnout 45.2 –3.8
Registered electors 1,352
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Charmouth

Charmouth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent J. Cockerill * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,284
Independent hold

Chesil Bank

Chesil Bank[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent M. Pengelly * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,269
Independent hold

Chickerell

Chickerell[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Davies 427 49.5 –14.4
Independent F. Shereston 276 32.0 N/A
Independent P. Brown 159 18.4 N/A
Majority 151 17.5 N/A
Turnout 29.6 –5.0
Registered electors 2,912
Conservative gain from Independent

Dorchester South

Dorchester South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Hebb * 863 53.3 –2.7
Alliance D. Kingston 572 35.3 –8.7
Labour T. Warren 185 11.4 N/A
Majority 291 18.0 N/A
Turnout 52.6 –8.3
Registered electors 3,657
Conservative hold Swing

Dorchester West

Dorchester West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Antell 593 37.9 +18.9
Conservative F. Alderman * 557 35.6 –11.2
Alliance T. Harries 416 26.6 –7.6
Majority 36 2.3 N/A
Turnout 47.9 –27.6
Registered electors 3,269
Labour gain from Conservative

Frome Valley

Frome Valley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent B. Bryant * 370 65.1 N/A
Alliance G. Simpson 198 34.9 N/A
Majority 172 30.2 N/A
Turnout 53.2 N/A
Registered electors 1,068
Independent hold

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Nuttall * 801 73.6 +34.4
Independent V. Homyer 288 26.4 N/A
Majority 513 47.2 N/A
Turnout 37.1 –9.6
Registered electors 2,935
Conservative hold Swing

Maiden Newton

Maiden Newton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent H. Haward * 575 71.7 +4.7
Independent N. Patmore 227 28.3 N/A
Majority 348 43.4 +9.4
Turnout 78.2 +4.8
Registered electors 1,026
Independent hold

Piddle Valley

Piddle Valley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ind. Conservative A. Read * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,218
Ind. Conservative hold

Sherborne West

Sherborne West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Jenkins * 715 38.6 +6.2
Alliance L. Siegle 622 33.6 +3.8
Labour A. Mitchell 513 27.7 N/A
Majority 93 5.0 N/A
Turnout 45.9 –14.8
Registered electors 4,031
Conservative hold Swing

Thorncombe

Thorncombe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent P. Atyeo * unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,038
Independent hold

Whitchurch Canonicorum

Whitchurch Canonicorum[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Gibson* unopposed N/A N/A
Registered electors 1,157
Conservative hold

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "West Dorset District Council Election Results 1973-2011" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 23 April 2020.